Karen Harris  

Rocky Mountain Sheep by Karen Harris

January 2022 - Rocky Mountain Sheep

About the Image(s)

I took this image in Rocky Mountain National Park this last week. We were in Estes Park to celebrate the New Year. It was a cold day and I had to wait a bit for this fellow to emerge from behind the big boulder covered with snow. I forgot to change my ISO from the evening before so I shot it at ISO1600. I still like the way it turned out. My lens was a 28-300 zoom at 300.

4 comments posted

Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
Well worth the wait - beautiful animal, nicely photographed. Especially sharp, not an easy thing to do at 300. Assume the ISO1600 gave you a nice, fast shutter speed!
My only suggestion, not a big deal, but the head being in the centre of the image makes it look a bit static - moving it closer to the Rule Of Third, would avoid this little issue.   Posted: 01/14/2022 15:37:19
Comment Image

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Karen, you seem to always get nice images of big came at that Rocky Man NP. I see not problems as a result of the higher iso and with wildlife its always better to have faster shutter speed and DoF. I've gone back to images from my older Nikons and LrC does a fantastic job processing them. Not sure if you were shooting in continuous or not but I would of liked the image a little better if there was a little separation between the horn and the snowy rock. A very nice image.   Posted: 01/15/2022 17:15:00

Tim Sanders   Tim Sanders
Karen, a super image made all the more powerful by the simple composition and background.   Posted: 01/17/2022 06:17:39

Stephan Debelle   Stephan Debelle
Very nice capture, sharp and the details come out nicely. Well done for shooting from such a distance at 300mm, the ISO worked and has Bob mentioned better have more speed. Perhaps I would try to make the eye pop a little.   Posted: 01/17/2022 08:59:19


Please log in to post a comment